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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Fisherman and His Soul by Oscar Wilde. Read in English by Phil Chenevert To get what we want is often the greatest curse of all. The fisherman here accidentally catches a mermaid in his net. He falls in love with the Mermaid and tells her that he wants to marry her. She tells him that he can only marry her if he sends away his soul. From a Witch, the Fisherman learns how to send his soul away. The Soul makes several attempts to persuade the Fisherman to take him back,...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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LibriVox recording of The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 1: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. (Translated by William Robson.) Read in English by John Van Stan The d'Artagnan Romances are six volumes that intertwine exciting events (real and fictionalized) from 17th-century Europe and the life of the most adored French musketeer of that period, Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan. Volume 1 introduces d’Artagnan as a young man, seeking to earn the glory of serving in the King’s Musketeers....
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by Flora J. Cooke
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LibriVox recording of Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children by Flora J. Cooke. Read in English by linny. Written for first through third graders, this book aims to expand not only the imagination but the vocabulary. For listeners following along with the text, please note the stories are read in order of the categories listed in the table of contents. (Linette Geisel) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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by Paul Laurence Dunbar
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LibriVox recording of The Poet and The Baby by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Foon; Garth Burton; Graham Scott; Hypatia; Jennifer Fournier; Jude; Kirsten Bradby; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Mark Ernest; Matt Bounds; Nedge; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Thomas Ermon; Tomas Peter; tovarisch What struck me in reading Mr. Dunbar's poetry was what had already struck his friends in Ohio and Indiana, in Kentucky and Illinois. They had felt, as I felt, that however...
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LibriVox recording of Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven (version 4) by Mark Twain. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Mark Twain pokes a little good natured fun at the usual concept of heaven. The story follows Captain Elias Stormfield on his extremely long cosmic journey to heaven; his accidental misplacement; his short-lived interest in singing and playing the harp (generated by his preconceptions of heaven); and the obsession of souls with the "celebrities" of...
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by Mary Proctor
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LibriVox recording of Stories of Starland by Mary Proctor . Read in English by Patrick Saville; Marta A; Kathleen Moore; Pinchcliff Henry asks his sister Mary about the sky. She tells him all about the Sun, the Planets, the Moon, Comets and Meteors, and Stars. Mary tells her brother about mythologies people believed about the earth and sky along with true scientific information. (Summary by pjcsaville) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Fergus Hume
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LibriVox recording of The Crimson Cryptogram by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Young Dr Ellis, a struggling new physician, is enjoying a quiet evening smoking and enjoying conversation with his journalist friend Cass, when their mysterious neighbour, Mrs Moxton, bursts in upon them with startling news - her husband has been murdered! Rushing to the scene, the two men discover Mr Moxton, stabbed in the back. They investigate the body thoroughly, but find no real clues to his...
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by Sarah Doudney
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LibriVox recording of A Vanished Hand by Sarah Doudney.   Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers! Memories haunt Elsie Kilner at every turn. Kicked out of her family home, she finds a new abode in which she finds fragments of a diary. It begins with the words: "If I only knew that some one would be kind to Jamie". Finding a kindred spirit in the author of the diary, Elsie goes on a search. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr.
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LibriVox recording of 1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr.. Read in English by volunteer readers. Part almanac, part encyclopedia, part dictionary, Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. gives us his idea of important, but sometimes obscure, facts that he thinks should be in our bank of general knowledge. He includes a large section on medical emergency and health. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, so there is no logical presentation, but reference is made easy. Or, it is just...
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by Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of Eureka: A Prose Poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Read in English by Scotty Smith Eureka is Poe's attempt at explaining the universe, using his general proposition "Because Nothing was, therefore All Things are". In it, Poe discusses man's relationship to God and the universe or, as he offers at the beginning: "I design to speak of the Physical, Metaphysical and Mathematical – of the Material and Spiritual Universe: of its Essence, its Origin, its Creation, its...
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by Honoré de Balzac
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LibriVox recording of Catherine De' Medici by Honoré de Balzac. (Translated by Katherine Prescott Wormeley.) Read in English by Edmund Bloxam The Philosophical Studies from The Human Comedy (La Comedie Humaine) are a series of works that are intended as a reflection on history in part through the use of fiction. 'Catherine de Medici' is one such 'study', and features, alongside detailed history (and even architectural) sections, elements of the 'story' are fictionalised. In particular, this...
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by Richmond Pearson Hobson
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LibriVox recording of The Sinking of the ''Merrimac'' by Richmond Pearson Hobson. Read in English by Delmar H Dolbier During the Spanish-American War, Naval Constructor Hobson U.S.N. devised a plan to scuttle a ship in the channel leading to Santiago harbor in Cuba and thus bottle up the Spanish fleet at anchor in the bay. This book contains Hobson's personal narrative of how the scheme was carried out and of what happened afterward. ( Delmar H. Dolbier) For further information, including links...
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by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To a Blank Sheet of Paper by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 16, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Craig Franklin; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Gerald; Jason in Panama; Jude; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, he...
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by Allen French
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow by Allen French. Read in English by Erin Schellhase Rolf, a youth in early Christian Iceland, loses first his father, then his property, and finally his freedom to the schemes of a greedy neighbor. Outlawed from Iceland, Rolf travels abroad, meeting with shipwreck, enslavement, Viking berserkers, and many other dangers and adventures. All the while, Rolf searches for a way to prove his father was killed unjustly and win back his own...
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by Tobias Smollett
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LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett. Read in English by Tom Penn; Jim Locke; jenno Sir Launcelot Greaves goes around the country with his comic squire, trying to be a knight and perform good deeds. This novel is written in the style of Don Quixote by the author of The Expedition Of Humphry Clinker and other 18th century picaresque novels. Great for those who love wise satires. - Summary by Stav Nisser. For further information, including...
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by Knud Rasmussen
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LibriVox recording of Eskimo Folk-Tales by Knud Rasmussen. (Translated by W. W. Worster.) Read in English by Expatriate Quote: "No man is better qualified to tell the story of Greenland, or the stories of its people. Knud Rasmussen is himself partly of Eskimo origin; his childhood was spent in Greenland, and to Greenland he returned again and again, studying, exploring, crossing the desert of the inland ice, making unique collections of material, tangible and otherwise, from all parts of...
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by Tickner Edwardes
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LibriVox recording of The Lore of the Honey-Bee by Tickner Edwardes. Read in English by Steve C. The sun shines — you know it has always shone, changeless as Time itself. With such a faith — unfounded and therefore incontestable — I came under the glow of one brave June morning, threading field after field of blossoming clover until I stood at the gate of the bee-garden over against the hill. I raised the latch of the gate. Its sharp click drew to its full lean height a figure at the end...
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LibriVox recording of Multilingual Short Works Collection 016 by . Read in English by Ἑλένη Κεμικτσή; Sonia; crecente; Fabiola; Sandra Schmit; Tomas Peter; Gosia Leksandrówna This is a collection of short pieces, poetry or prose, fiction and non-fiction, in several different languages (except standard English). All chosen and recorded by Librivox volunteers. 01 - Ancient Greek - Βατραχομυομαχία (Batrachomyomachia) key words: comic epic poetry, fiction, parody,...
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by Margaret Vandercook
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LibriVox recording of The Red Cross Girls in Belgium by Margaret Vandercook. Read in English by Kathrine Engan; Denise Nordell; Kate Follis; Twinkle; Kristin Lewis; BettyB Four young American women have joined the Allied forces under WWI. In this volume of the series they are in Belgium, and they are dealing with the mysterious past of one of the girls, the possible romance between a French Count and another of the girls (a selfprofessed "old maid"), Belgian children, and other...
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LibriVox recording of An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae by Edward Jenner Read in English by Jordan Watts This collection of three publications details Edward Jenner's investigations into the connection between smallpox and coxpox, and the creation of the smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. - Summary by Jordan For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Washington Irving
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LibriVox recording of Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving. Read in English by Greg Giordano Although this book may not have the immediately recognizable title of, say, “Rip Van Winkle” or “Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” this book deserves its place among the pantheon of Washington Irving’s classics. Irving, who traveled extensively in his youth and throughout his life, was given a firsthand look into the lives of two great writers of the Empire: Sir Walter Scott and Lord...
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by Gene Stratton-Porter
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LibriVox recording of A Girl of the Limberlost (version 2) by Gene Stratton-Porter. Read in English by Patience Charles. Set in the Limberlost swamp of Indiana, A Girl of the Limberlost follows Elnora Comstock through struggles and triumphs as she seeks education and the mother love she has always been denied. - Summary by Patience Charles. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by George Gibbs
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LibriVox recording of The Maker of Opportunities by George Gibbs. Read in English by Tony Oliva When you're tired only because you're bored; and you're bored only because it seems like there's really nothing worth doing; and you're so, so wealthy that one would think opportunity should be knocking at your door every day... you sometimes just have to tell your closer friends how fatiguing the life of he who has everything really is.... And then; you find your calling! (Tony Oliva ) For further...
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by Harry Graham
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LibriVox recording of Misrepresentative Men by Harry Graham. Read in English by Heather James; Diana Schmidt; Romano; Kathleen Moore This is a volume of poetry by Harry Graham. Graham was known for his satirical poetry, and this volume is a great example of his art. In this volume, Graham charicatures several famous historical or legendary personages, and allows himself some reflections on the story of that person's life. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online...
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by Jackson Gregory
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LibriVox recording of Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory. Read in English by Roger Melin A hotel is robbed one night, and a cowboy makes his getaway with but few witnesses. When a young woman is also robbed, suspicion falls on one particular man who matches the description of the former thief. The robber is without a doubt a tall man; six feet four inches tall. Buck Thornton, at six feet four, in the area, and acting a bit peculiarly, becomes the suspect and sets about to uncover the true...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox recording of The Colour of Life by Alice Meynell. Read in English by V Verma; Isabelle Lin; Matthew Datcher; SaraHale; Le; deongines This is a collection of essays by English poet and author Alice Meynell. The essays in this volume share a dream-like quality, as they explore in few words an idea or a phenomenon observed by the author. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by George Sterling
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LibriVox recording of The Caged Eagle, and Other Poems by George Sterling. Read in English by Sonia; nchaswal; Bruce Kachuk This is a 1916 volume of poetry by George Sterling, split into four parts. The first part consists of 40 of the fantastic poems for which Sterling was so famous, followed by three poems on the Panama-Pacific Exposition and four Personal Poems, and concluded with 43 poems on the then ongoing First World War. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to...
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by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
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LibriVox recording of Mob Rule In New Orleans by Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Read in English by Holly Jenson Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, feminist, leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909. Gathering her information from two New Orleans newspapers, Mrs. Wells-Barnett recounts in graphic...
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by Edward Tyas Cook
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Florence Nightingale, Volume 1 by Edward Tyas Cook. Read in English by Michele Fry; MaryAnnS; Jim Locke; BettyB; Lisa Ellen Quintana; deongines; Pamela Nagami; Kate Meehan; lukija; James K. White; Amelia Chesley; Kathrine Engan; Kathleen Moore A history of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing. Here's the definitive biography, gleaned from a lifetime of her notes, letters and writings, that goes way beyond the mere legend of "The...
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by John Kendrick Bangs
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LibriVox recording of From Pillar to Post by John Kendrick Bangs. Read in English by volunteer readers. I could not let these random notes of a delightful experience go forth into the world without expressing in some way my deep appreciation of the valued services rendered me in my ten years of platform work by my friends of the Lyceum Bureaus. In office and in the field they have labored strenuously, often affectionately, and always loyally, on my behalf. But for their interest some of the...
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by William Morris
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LibriVox recording of The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems by William Morris. Read in English by Peter Tucker; Jim Locke; Sonia; Lady McIntyre; George Allen This is a volume of early narrative poems by William Morris, first published in 1858. While at the time of writing the most important stages of William Morris' career are still ahead of him, his ideas are already reflected in many of the poems. Many of the poems share an exceedingly sombre tone, and were appreciated by the public only...
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by Clara Doty Bates
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LibriVox volunteers bring you On The Tree Top by Clara Doty Bates. Read in English by BettyB, DebK, Diana Schmidt, Kathleen Moore, Kristian Lieberg, Sheila Quattrocchi and Mary Escano. A collection of Nursery Rhymes retold by the author and others. ( David Lawrence ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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by Susan Warner
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LibriVox recording of The Letter Of Credit by Susan Warner. Read in English by Bethesda Lily; Lynne T; KHand; wmask2012; Molly Craig; jenno "Rotha is a poor American girl who has to see both her parents die. All that time, she is comforted by an English friend of the family, Mr. Digby-Southwode. Mr. Digby-Southwode thinks he does the right thing by committing Rotha to the care of her wealthy aunt, a woman who wronged her mother and robbed her of her rightful fortune, while he returns to...
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by Olive Gilbert; Sojourner Truth
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LibriVox recording of The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (version 2) by Olive Gilbert; Sojourner Truth. Read in English by Holly Jenson Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) was born into slavery in 1797 (or thereabouts) in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York. This narrative, as told by Sojourner Truth to her friend Olive Gilbert, recounts to the best of her recollection what she and her family endured while they were the legal property of other human beings. These life experiences served as...
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by Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray. Read in English by Christopher Smith “We have become so accustomed to limit the wonderful love and the large promises of our God, that we cannot read the simplest and clearest statements of our Lord without the qualifying clauses by which we guard and expound them”. This is what Andrew Murray writes in the preface to this practical and scriptural volume on the practice of prayer. This book has been of tremendous...
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by Lewis Carroll
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LibriVox recording of Rhyme? And Reason? by Lewis Carroll. Read in English by Anusha Iyer; Sanober H. Syed; jftocanada; NoelBadrian; Chase Capener; Royce Roeswood; Mary Escano; Diane Alailima; tovarisch; Peter Yearsley; Ian King; Caro Davy; Larry Wilson "I have had nor rhyme nor reason" is inscribed on the cover page of this book. These poems are then also some of the most phantastic poems published by Lewis Carroll, including such famous verses as Phantasmagoria and The Hunting of...
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by George Bruce Malleson
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LibriVox recording of Life of Prince Metternich by George Bruce Malleson. Read in English by Pamela Nagami. Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859) first foreign minister, and then chancellor of the Austrian Empire was a great diplomat: crafty, manipulative, and single-minded in his determination to overthrow Napoleon and his revolutionary ideals and to reestablish the European monarchical system. In this short 1888 biography, the British officer, Colonel G. B. Malleson, describes how the charming,...
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by Pansy; Mrs. C. M. Livingston
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LibriVox recording of Aunt Hannah and Martha and John by Pansy; Mrs. C. M. Livingston. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Aunt Hannah's fondest wish had been that her nephew John would marry a local girl and take over the family farm. Trouble was, John was never very interested in the farm and followed his own path, first to college and then to seminary. Now he was settling into his first pastorate and as anyone could see, his wife Mattie was simply not fit to be a housekeeper or a pastor's...
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by Horace Walpole
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LibriVox recording of Hieroglyphic Tales by Horace Walpole. Read in English by Barbara Baker Surreal and satirical, these stories by the eighteenth century man of letters, Whig politician, art historian and antiquarian are '"...mere whimsical trifles, written chiefly for private entertainment, and for private amusement... an attempt to vary the stale and beaten class of stories and novels, which, though works of invention, are almost always devoid of imagination...." Horace Walpole -...
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by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Conversion by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for September 25, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; Ezwa; fshort; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Heather James; Jude; KHand; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Among the twelve hundred poems which have emanated from my too prolific pen there are some forty or fifty which treat entirely of that emotion which has been denominated...
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by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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LibriVox recording of A Guide to Health by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. (Translated by A. Rama Iyer.) Read in English by Mike Pelton; Phil Chenevert; Jacqui Castle; Subhash Chander; tovarisch; Kalynda Mahatma Gandhi, known today as a fascinating political leader and pacifist, also considered himself "something of an authority on matters of Health and Disease as well. Very few of us perhaps are aware that he is the author of quite an original little Health-book in Gujarati. [...] His views...
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by Henryk Sienkiewicz
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LibriVox recording of In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz. (Translated by Max Anthony Drezmal.) Read in English by Beth Thomas; David Isenhower; MaryAnnS; Philippe; KHand; Lynne T; Mark Chulsky; Kalynda; deongines; Kathrine Engan; Linda Johnson; Larry Wilson; tovarisch; Elias; BettyB In Desert and Wilderness is a novel for children by Polish author and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz. It tells the story of two children, Staś Tarkowski and Nel Rawlison, and their...
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by Richard le Gallienne
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LibriVox recording of October Vagabonds by Richard le Gallienne. Read in English by Roger Melin Richard and his friend Colin must sadly return from their distant hermitage to New York City at summer's end. However, rather than take the train on the 430 mile trip to the city, the two decide to walk the route, for as Richard stated: "Don't you hate the idea of being hurled along in a train, and suddenly shot into the city again, like a package through a tube?" Certainly a lengthy walk...
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by Geraldine Bonner
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LibriVox recording of Miss Maitland, Private Secretary by Geraldine Bonner. Read in English by Holly Jenson .Semi-retired sleuth Molly Morgenthau Babbitts goes undercover as a governess to investigate a robbery at the aristocratic Janney mansion on Long Island. Before Molly can crack the case, a more shocking crime is perpetrated and more mysteries develop, presenting a baffling jumble of clues for Molly to unravel. At the center of the intrigue is Esther Maitland, the family's competent but...
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by D. H. Lawrence
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LibriVox recording of Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence. Read in English by Anthony Ogus A travel book describing a journey taken by Lawrence and his wife Frieda (whom he refers to as the Queen Bee) by sea from Sicily to Sardinia and then in the interior of that island ( Anthony Ogus) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by James Hinton
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LibriVox recording of The Mystery of Pain by James Hinton. Read in English by Ethan D. Gilkey This book is addressed to the sorrowful, ... to whom their own or others' pain is a daily burden, upon whose hearts it weighs with an intolerable anguish. I seek to speak to these ; not as a teacher, but as a fellow. Sharing their feeling, and knowing well how vain is the attempt to throw off misery, or to persuade ourselves that life is better than it is, I would fain share with them also some...
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by Susan Edmonstoune Ferrier
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LibriVox recording of Marriage, volume 2 by Susan Edmonstoune Ferrier. Read in English by Edward Kirkby; Lynne T; heeheekitty; Arlene Joyce; Diana Schmidt; MaryAnnS; Michele Eaton Lady Juliana is the daughter of the Earl of Courtland. She receives a marriage proposal from a wealthy Duke but much to the horror of her father she elopes to Gretna Green a Scottish soldier Henry Douglas. She is disowned and Douglas is dismissed. The couple journey to Glenfern in Scotland and reside with the Douglas...
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by E. W. Hornung
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LibriVox recording of The Thousandth Woman by E. W. Hornung. Read in English by Lee Smalley E. W. Hornung was an English author and poet best known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Some of Hornung's novels, including The Thousandth Woman, are notable for "portraying women in a rather modern, favorable light", according a critic. In The Thousandth Woman, the title character staunchly stands by the man she loves after...
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by Horace Walpole
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LibriVox recording of Horace Walpole's Letters: a selection by Horace Walpole. Read in English by Barbara Baker. Horace Walpole, 4th earl of Orford, was a cultivated participant in, and observer of, the social and political life of Georgian England. His charming and witty letters are valuable pictures of the age. "A man so blessed that he could unfold every gift, every foible, whose long life spreads like a great lake reflecting houses and friends and wars and snuff boxes and revolutions...
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by Cale Young Rice
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LibriVox recording of Song-Surf by Cale Young Rice. Read in English by Subhash Chander; Jude; Julia Niedermaier; bdanzige; Sonia; Christina Gardner; Larry Wilson; Anusha Iyer; iloveyu; Ian King This is the third volume of poetry written by Kentucky poet Cale Young Rice, published in 1900. The volume contains several poems written during his journey to Asia, in different cities in Japan, as well as religious reflections and songs. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to...
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by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn
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LibriVox recording of Henry D. Thoreau by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn. Read in English by Lynne T; Lily Marie; Jim Locke; Jim Lane; Jill Preston; Mark Smith; MaryAnnS; Jesse Zuba; Kate Meehan; Angie; Jane Dever A biography of the famous and popular poet-naturalist, author, philosopher, historian, written by a family friend who spent time with Thoreau almost daily during the last seven years of his life and who knew and talked with members of his family. Written shortly after his death, it was...
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by James Weldon Johnson
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (version 2) by James Weldon Johnson. Read in English by tiwo007; Jim Locke; Ashton Woods; Jesse Zuba; Denise Nordell The story of a biracial man living in the deep south after the reconstruction era. He is young and talented. Yet, in order for him to avoid stigma, he has to pass as white. But would his sense of belonging and solidarity to the black community of the time catch up with him at the end? "It is very likely that the...
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by Henry James
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LibriVox recording of The Jolly Corner by Henry James. Read in English by Tony Addison. "A miraculous masterpiece" it seemed to Henry James, who wrote it. What actually happens in this most remarkable story (though at one level, it is quite clear - a ghost appears) must ever remain unresolved. Stalked by an alternative self in his childhood home, abandoned by him for more than thirty years, the narrator must find his hidden Hyde, incorporate all the violent possibility he represents...
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by Anton Giulio Barrili
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LibriVox recording of L' undecimo comandamento by Anton Giulio Barrili. Read in Italian by paolo67 La tranquillità di una cittadina di provincia, il progetto di uno zelante sottoprefetto e la vita sentimentale della signorina Adele Ruzzani, vengono messi alla prova dalla presenza dei frati laici del convento di San Bruno. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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by John Munro; Frederick James Furnivall
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LibriVox recording of Shakespeare: Life and Work by John Munro; Frederick James Furnivall. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; Kalynda; Jim Locke; Rachel Mauldin William Shakespeare: actor, poet, playwright. He is often called England's greatest writer, the Bard of Avon, a national treasure. But who was he? An average boy, born to an average family of the period; a romantic and dreamer, tempted away from his rural home by the sights and sounds of the big city. To commemorate the 400th...
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by William Allingham
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LibriVox recording of Sixteen Poems by William Allingham. Read in English by Lian Pang; Sonia; Diana Schmidt; Anusha Iyer; Gaby; Aja This is a collection of 16 poems by William Allingham, selected and brought together by his admirer William Butler Yeats several years after Allingham's death. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of 1916: First Chapters Collection by Various. Read in English by John Burlinson; VfkaBT; BettyB; Jim Locke; Tony Addison; Maria Kasper; MaryAnnS; Kalynda; Jennifer Fournier; Brice These are first chapters to books first published in 1916. Readers, following is a tentative list culled from Wikipedia's article on the year in Literature; most of the works are to be found on Project Gutenberg. - Summary by Matt Pierard For further information, including links to online text,...
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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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LibriVox recording of Anne of Green Gables (Version 8) by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. In the first book of this classic series, Anne Shirley is an 11 year-old orphan girl who has never had a true home. Through an adoption mistake, Anne comes to live in the small-town of Avonlea where she makes new friends and spreads her joy for all things. Follow her as she is introduced to new 'kindred spirits' and has all sorts of adventures. Sometimes her wild imagination...
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by Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Angel5 Near Galway, young Florian Jones has just converted to Catholicism when he witnesses the deliberate destruction of his English father’s land by the Catholic Landleaguers. The Irish Land War has commenced, with the boycotting of wealthy landowners and a brutal chain of revenge killings. This is the story of Florian, his father, his two beautiful sisters, his adult brother Frank, and Frank’s beloved Rachel,...
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by Edmund Gosse
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LibriVox recording of Raleigh by Edmund Gosse. Read in English by LibriVox volunteers. Sir Walter Raleigh's plan in 1584 for colonization in the "Colony and Dominion of Virginia" (which included the present-day states of North Carolina and Virginia) in North America ended in failure at Roanoke Island, but paved the way for subsequent colonies. The state capital of North Carolina was named in 1792 for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of the Colony of Roanoke. Gosse’s biography was the...
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by Edwin Arlington Robinson
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LibriVox recording of The Town Down the River: A Book of Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Read in English by Tom Penn; Sonia; BettyB; jmoon110; Ezwa; Jessi McDaniel; Leonard Wilson; Kathleen Flanary; tawdryfields; 3Dad; Nathan This is a volume of poetry by Edwin Arlington Robinson, dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt. This volume also contains his lesser known shorter poems as well as the well-known narrative poem Miniver Cheevy . - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to...
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by Clark Ashton Smith
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LibriVox recording of Odes and Sonnets by Clark Ashton Smith. Read in English by Amy Gramour; Larry Wilson; Anusha Iyer Clark Ashton Smith, nicknamed one of the "big three" of Weird Tales (the famous pulp fiction magazine), was also a romantic-style poet, contributor to the Cthulhu Mythos and a literary friend of H.P Lovecraft. As a poet, he was considered one of the last great West Coast Romantics. Published in 1918, prefaced by his mentor George Sterling and illustrated with...
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Read in English by Tony Addison Ivan Matveich, the most ordinary person you might hope to meet, is swallowed alive by a crocodile at a sideshow. Finding life inside the belly of the beast quite comfortable, he makes a home for himself there. His disquisitions on the state of the world from inside the crocodile make him quite a name for himself; while all the while the discussion rages outside as to whether the beast is going to be cut...
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by Otto Roquette
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LibriVox recording of Der Freiwerber by Otto Roquette. Read in German by Crln Yldz Ksr Dies ist die Geschichte von Friedrich Stievel, Konrektor am örtlichen Gymnasium. Friedrich ist ein außerordentlich schüchterner Mensch, und braucht deswegen dringend die Hilfe seines Freundes Theobald Spaatz, als er um die Hand der schönen Berta anhalten möchte. Theobald scheint aber seiner Rolle als Freiwerber nicht so ganz gewachsen zu sein... - Summary by Carolin For further information, including...
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by John Galsworthy
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LibriVox recording of The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy by John Galsworthy. Read in English by Pamela Nagami; Phil Schempf; Sonia; BettyB; Anna Simon; Kathleen Moore; Jim Lane; Crln Yldz Ksr; Michele Fry; Brian Moakley; jftocanada; KHand; Jack Watson Warr; VfkaBT; Jesse Zuba; ToddHW This is a collection of essays by John Galsworthy. A multitude of subjects is covered, but the essays are connected by an artistic spirit, and they are written much more like short stories than in the classical...
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by Andrés Bello
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LibriVox recording of Compendio de la Historia de la Literatura by Andrés Bello. Read in Spanish by Tux. Escrito para la enseñanza en el Instituto Nacional, este compendio comprende la literatura antigua del Oriente y la literatura griega hasta el siglo IV de nuestra era. (Summary by Tux) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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by Robert Kemp Philp
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LibriVox recording of The Reason Why by Robert Kemp Philp. Read in English by Anusha Iyer; MaryAnnS; SamW; Sharon C.; Julia Niedermaier; Diana Schmidt; Tony Oliva; KHand; Gnomesb; Amy Gramour; Joseph Tabler; Linda Andrus; Doodles; Jamila Phillips; Ashton Ruby; Michele Eaton; Kalynda; Kathrine Engan; Darth Vader This collection of useful information on "Common Things" is put in the interesting form of "Why and Because," and comprehends a familiar explanation of many subjects...
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by Mrs. Henry de la Pasture
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LibriVox recording of The Lonely Lady of Grosvenor Square by Mrs. Henry de la Pasture. Read in English by jenno; Roohi; Mary K Jatkowski; Paige Al Qasem; Scarlet576; MaryAnnS Elizabeth de la Pasture, the author of this work, is the mother of the more well known E. M. Delafield- author of Diary Of A Provincial Lady. Jeanne Marney, a country girl, comes to London to care for her ailing aunt. She is lonely and unhappy, yet unable to rebel against the many limitations put upon an upper class woman...
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by David Garnett
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LibriVox recording of Lady Into Fox by David Garnett. Read in English by Tony Addison An everyday tale of a young Victorian housewife who turns into a fox and the troubles her husband then has in dealing with her increasingly wild antics, that is, her essential fox nature. A unique take on the perennial tale of the troubles that must always (?) exist between a husband and wife. - Summary by Tony Addison For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Rennell Rodd
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LibriVox recording of Rose Leaf and Apple Leaf by Rennell Rodd. Read in English by Rob Marland; Sonia This is the first volume of poetry published by Rennell Rodd, British diplomat, poet and politician. Rodd received help publishing this volume from his friend Oscar Wilde, who also wrote the introduction for this volume. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare. Read in English by Tony Addison Described as a "problem play" Measure for Measure is only as much a problem as life itself is- that is, are there any easy answers to questions aplenty? For example: when "mortality and mercy" live in one person's mouth, can justice be said to exist - as such? And: when you're a young woman on the very verge of dedicating your whole life and being to the service of God and the...
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by Ernst Wilhelm Lotz
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LibriVox recording of Wolkenüberflaggt by Ernst Wilhelm Lotz. Read in German by Julia Niedermaier; Gaby; Sonia; Ralf Stegelmeier; Kalynda Ernst Wilhelm Lotz hat sich direkt zu Beginn des ersten Weltkrieges freiwillig gemeldet und fiel nach nur wenigen Wochen bei Bouconville in Frankreich. Er wurde keine 25 Jahre alt. Dieser Gedichtband enthält die letzten Gedichte von E.W. Lotz. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Maria J. Moss
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LibriVox recording of A Poetical Cook-Book by Maria J. Moss. Read in English by Matthew Datcher; jenno; Jason in Panama; Kathrine Engan; Timothy Ferguson; Kalynda; Claire Stewart; BettyB This is an interesting mix of recipes and poetry about cookery and food. The author has written this book during and in the aftermath of the civil war in the United States. The recipes are sound and can be used still today, and the poetry is an interesting collection of short excerpts and poems by all famous...
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by Mandell Creighton
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LibriVox recording of Queen Elizabeth by Mandell Creighton; Isaac Woodbridge Riley. Read in English by Pamela Nagami "The Princess Elizabeth of England was born at Greenwich, between three and four of the afternoon of September 7, 1533. Her birth was a matter of small rejoicing to her parents, who were sorely disappointed that their first-born was not a boy." So begins this short, but stirring biography by the British historian, Mandell Creighton, of the magnificent last monarch of...
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